In California, lawsuits are on the rise – of middle-aged men, claiming they were sexually abused as children by a Boy Scout leader or a priest. A woman, now in her late 30s, detailing how she was allegedly assaulted at a foster care centre. A man who said he was abused while volunteering with the Salvation Army.
At least 750 of those lawsuits filed since January 2020 are against Catholic dioceses, and more than 800 people are filing to beat the Dec. 31 deadline, according to attorneys involved in the cases.
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